Naked Attraction contestant defends show against criticism
It’s safe to say that Channel 4’s new dating show, Naked Attraction, caused a little bit of a stir when it premiered on Monday night.
Ofcom received more than sixty complaints about the show, in which contestants had to pick a partner based entirely on their naked physical characteristics. In an entirely uncensored first episode, Naked Attraction showed viewers a whopping 282 shots of naked penises and 96 naked vaginas.
Nevertheless, the show was a ratings hit, with 1.3 million viewers – 82% more than the average number usually watching Channel 4 at 10pm on a Monday night.
Now, a runner-up from the first episode of the show, Rob Ross, has appeared on This Morning to defend the show against one complainer who believed the show promoted the wrong ideals to teenagers.
Speaking while clad in only a robe on the programme, Ross said: “I was quite body-conscious about myself, so doing it for me, I got more confidence within my body.”
“I believe people judge you with clothes on and off anyway regardless.”
“I’ve actually had really good feedback on the network. I’ve had people message me who was body [conscious] who said ‘I feel better, I can get naked with my partner [after watching you]’.”